by Jim Haynes Mid-September, 2012 - Northern Alaska Caribou Hunting I will start with the criticisms. As with almost every outfitter, this Alaska caribou hunting guide was a little bit tough to communicate with. This is understandable as he was in the field … [Read More...]
My name is Chris Cantler and I have been working with OI for about four years. I have booked three hunts through OI. My first hunt (Mtn. Lion) was weathered out twice. Marc Warnke and the outfitter kept in contact and we have booked another hunt for 2017. My second hunt was a bucket list hunt with my brother (he had cancer and passed away this Feb.). Some of our last conversations were remembering that hunt! I will forever cherish those great memories! We booked a wilderness Mule Deer hunt in Idaho. That trip was everything and more that Marc had described! The third hunt booked is a Mule Deer archery hunt with my nephew in 2016. We can hardly wait to get on this one!
Marc and the staff have have been awesome from start to finish. Very upfront on what we can expect and what they expect of us for the best possible outcome. I was very impressed on the communication that they keep with the client and outfitters. No surprises when we arrived at our destination! They also work with whatever budget you may have. I explained that I am not a wealthy man and gave Marc a ballpark number that I was comfortable with. With no BS he told me record book quality would be tough on my budget. That's not a big concern of mine but I sure did appreciate him not telling me that I was going to be taking a record book animal with any outfitter he paired me with. You always know what to expect from the hunts you book through OI!
I do recommend OI to every hunter that I come in contact with. Even if they don't have a hunt in mind I tell them to check these guys out. Great respect for the staff! I have been very happy with them and will continue to use them for every trip I plan!